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Old 12-02-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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So I just got off the phone with Qwest... and thought I'd share just in case the OP or anyone else is curious... Qwest prices for internet without having a phone line are:

- 1.5 mbps $30 per month (for basic web browsing, email, online shopping)

- 7 mbps $35/mo (if you play more online games or do a lot of online chatting or IM)

- 12 mbps $45/mo (good for home offices and performing multiple tasks at once)

- up to 20 mbps $55/mo (good for more serious gamers and watching HD movies and heavier multitasking, etc.)

I think we're going to switch! Thanks you guys.
Thanks for the info. I was about to ask the same thing...
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So I'm in the same boat as some of you and only need internet at this point. Is Qwest a DSL connection or cable? I'm looking for probably the fastest option with Qwest, would you all recommend their internet? What are the setup charges (modems, fees, etc.) for Qwest?
IIRC, Qwest is one of the major internet back bone provider. I don't think they use cable. If anything, they're using fiber optic since DSL can't very well get up to 20mbs speed well because of possible line interference. Speaking of speed, I wonder if they have higher as I'm looking to get up to 50mbs
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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I'm starting to wonder about Qwest/CenturyLINK business practices now... The website said 'DSL' yet the customer service and support said it's Fiber
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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I'm starting to wonder about Qwest/CenturyLINK business practices now... The website said 'DSL' yet the customer service and support said it's Fiber
DSL is the technology running the service. Fiber is the technology delivering the service.

Essentially fiber optics cables replaced the POTS (plain old telephone service,) copper wires that have been in use for over 100 years in some areas.

So the trickery is that they're trying to get you to believe you're going to be using FIOS (Fiber Optic Service,) which does blow Cable away speed wise. In actuality, they're stilling using DSL, but on the Fiber wires. They're banking on the 99.9% of home users who wouldn't notice a difference, since they're advertising FIOS so heavily. Even though less then 10% of the Portland area can have it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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So I've had internet for two days now. The Century Link guy was working on some outside stuff as we arrived and gave us the thumbs up on internet. He said he needed to come back on Monday and free up some of our speed. I wasn't sure what he meant and I might be phrasing it wrong. Anyway, he said it would be sluggish until then. However, I'm getting download speeds of 16 mbps on a 20 mb plan, so it seems to be working relatively well. I'll wait till Monday to find out if I get closer to 20 mbps.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Question Need help finding broadband

Moving to East Springfield and found there's no cable internet near me.

Have read that the 2 satellite services are terrible, there's no 4G wireless, and nothing else is available but dial-up....

PLEASE tell me of another option for this rural resident that has to have broadband?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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4G is coming... my hubby is working on it!
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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4G is coming... my hubby is working on it!
Who, where and when?

I'd hate to sign a 2 year contract for poor sat service just to find out 4G will be here in a couple months.

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Lightbulb Another alternative

BTW, I've been trying to get another service that gives direct wireless internet service. If you're like me and just outside 4G, no cable, no DSL, and IF you have line-of-sight to the Springfield quarry hill where the transmitter is, try here:

UnwiredWest - Connecting Rural Communities to Global Communications

Very helpful and personal. Unfortunally my signal strength was too low where I am to use their service but since they have a low install fee and month to month usage with low priced CAP fee, it was my service of choice.
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